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JMB acting chief Rezaul sent to jail

  • Published at 04:43 pm April 19th, 2021

He was arrested from the capital’s Badda area on April 10

A Dhaka court on Monday sent acting ameer of banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) Rezaul Haque alias Reza alias Tanvir Mahmud alias Shihab Ahnaf to jail.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Asheq Imam passed the order as police produced the accused before the court after end of his seven-day remand in a case lodged under anti-terror act.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Moinul Islam on April 11 had placed the militant leader on seven-day remand in the case.

Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) arrested Rezaul from the capital’s Badda area on April 10 and filed the case with Bhatara police station.

“Rezaul was involved in the 2005 series of bomb attacks across the country and was also arrested in that case that year. He came out of jail in 2017 and again got involved in the militant activities and became JMB’s acting ameer,” CTTC’s additional superintendent of police Md Rahmat Ullah Chowdhury said on that day.

The senior CTTC official further said Rezaul was leading the militant group by following the order of its top exiled leader Salauddin Salehin and was also in charge of the gang’s treasury and promotional wings.